Former President Donald Trump attacked New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi as an “unattractive wack job” late Monday after she wrote last week that Trump is largely holed up at his Mar-a-Lago resort — even quoting an insider as saying “the magic is gone.”
Nuzzi also reported that Jared Kushner, who with his wife Ivanka Trump was a special adviser in the Trump White House, has ignored pleas for help and “public support” from his father-in-law after the 76-year-old Trump broke bread with anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago.
In a posting on his Truth Social media platform, Trump bemoaned how the “Fake & Corrupt News is only getting worse.”
The former president said he consented to do a “short interview” with New York, which he described as being on its “last legs.”
“The reporter was a shaky & unattractive wack job, known as ‘tough’ but dumb as a rock, who actually wrote a decent story about me a long time ago. Her name, Olivia Nuzzi. Anyway, the story was Fake News, her ‘anonymous sources’ don’t exist (true with many writers),” Trump said.
Nuzzi reported that the 45th president has not ventured beyond his two Florida resorts — Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and Trump National Doral Miami — since he announced Nov. 15 he was running for president for a third consecutive time.
“He just goes, plays golf, comes back and f–ks off. He has retreated to the golf course and to Mar-a-Lago,” Nuzzi quoted one source as saying. “His world has gotten much smaller. His world is so, so small.”
In another post on Truth Social, Trump said “contrary to “Fake News reporting” he never asked his daughter or son-in-law to be part of the 2024 campaign so they wouldn’t have to “deal with some absolutely horrendous SleazeBags in the world of politics, and beyond.”
Nuzzi, in response, tweeted an image late Monday of Trump staring into a solar eclipse at the White House in 2017 without wearing proper protection for his eyes.